Monday, June 17, 2024

Blacktown opens tertiary scholarships

Blacktown City Council is offering scholarships to the value of $1,500 to 15 local tertiary students.

In announcing the scholarships, Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM said, “Council is proud to champion the diversity, talent and achievements of our tertiary students as they pursue their chosen fields.

“We know that support from family, friends and the wider community is critical to success in higher education, and Council is committed to helping local students achieve their academic goals.” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Rachel Lafrenais (pictured, fourth from left) was awarded a Tertiary Scholarship last year.

“I felt very privileged to receive the scholarship. It motivated me to go on and gain my Certificate 4 TAFE qualification in Mental Health,” she said.

“I’ve now got a fulltime job in the industry and I’m planning to study part time for my Diploma.”

Applications are now open for the 2024 Scholarship intake. Applicants must live in Blacktown City, and have completed the full year of study in 2023 and be continuing their studies this year.

One scholarship specifically assists students of physiotherapy, sports medicine or health sciences.

The ‘Anne Aquilina Scholarship’ is named in honour of former Mayoress Anne Aquilina, the popular Blacktown physiotherapist and academic and late wife of the first Mayor of Blacktown City Council, Hon. John Aquilina.

Applications will close on Monday 29 April 2024. Full details can be found at:

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